Small businesses have been hit hard during the Covid-19 pandemic and with the second lockdown taking place just before Christmas, the timing couldn’t be worse.
Many independents are still taking orders online so their products are available to buy now as a perfect gift. If you’re stuck on what to get for your loved ones this Christmas, here are some of the best places to buy quality last minute gifts whilst directly supporting local creatives in Nottingham.
If you’re looking for handmade gifts but you don’t have the time or resources to make them yourself, then Handmade Nottingham is just what you’re looking for.
This shop has a variety of beautiful, quality items such as pins, prints, stickers, clothing and accessories that are all made by local artists. With such a large range you’ll be sure to find a present for everyone.
The Bead Shop
With it’s large collection of beads, gems and jewellery making essentials, The Bead Shop is a great place to buy parts to make your own earrings, necklaces and bracelets to give as a unique, personal gift.
Pre-made jewellery is also available to purchase, hand crafted by the talented staff.
It’s well known that personal care essentials such as skincare or soaps are popular Christmas presents (especially for someone who’s difficult to buy for).
Shop Zero has a wide eco-friendly range of those types of products, as well as festive ‘sustainable stocking fillers’ and ‘zero waste gift sets’ that are beautifully packaged in a cosy gift box that would fit perfectly under a Christmas tree.
Based in The Carousel in Hockley, Dizzy Ink are a printing business who specialise in risograph printing to create colourful and zany prints from local artists. These would be a wonderful gift for any art lover.
They also have a high focus on sustainability in their work, including using 100% recycled paper and limiting waste, so you can support a small business while also being environmentally friendly this Christmas.
Shopping locally this Christmas is also a sustainable choice. Especially buying clothes second hand from apps such as Depop.
Rebekah Peters is a Notts based seller who sources quality, stylish garments that are either handmade by herself, vintage or reworked so her items are one of a kind.
Fields Of Gold
Another Depop seller, Fields Of Gold, is a jewellery and accessories label based in Nottingham. They sell a curated collection of gold and silver everyday jewellery, including vintage 80’s and 90’s pieces.
They also have a growing collection of the latest eye-ware in a range of stylish, affordable unisex frames.